Once a source of "Not all you want to know about Texas Adventure Racing," but now just some "leisure" adventure through the eyes of "The K-SPoT"

Monday, July 28, 2008

Sleepy in Houston

more fireworks here than in my training regimenSo the process of recovery seems to still be ongoing. When I first got back from PQ, I was sleeping a lot...I mean all the time. Its getting better, but there are still times when I just need to stop and take a quick 15min nap...I guess I'm still in expedition mode! LOL. Anyway, I'm also starting to get back into regular workouts, irregularly. The first full week that I was back, I simply made an appearance at HART practice the Thursday before the Houston Urban--the traditional ride downtown to scope out the streets for the race. It was so good to see everyone again...it had been almost a month since I had seen some of these people! We hung out at BW-3's and waited for them to finish up their bike ride.

I had planned to go and watch the team race on Saturday, but I remembered telling a couple guys at Stress that I would show up for the weekly Saturday morning basketball game. So I did. I was horrible, but I felt like I could play for days despite the oppressive heat. It was now getting unbearable to play at 8am in the morning! WTF?! We definitely need to find an indoor court.

The next week was pretty much the same--me sitting my lazy ass at home. But I did get a 20 mile bike ride in on Wednesday. Felt pretty good and it was nice to be on my road bike--felt so nimble and quick compared to the MTB. I finally made it back to training the following week, hitting both Tuesday and Thursday practices. Again, it was nice to hang out with the crew again. I took it easy and didn't try to bust it out during my first days back.

HART does it with skeleton crewI went out again on Sunday for a morning ride. I always love these outings--not that many cars on the roads and just seems so relaxing. I stopped by Starbucks along the way to say "hi" to Mo and then rode down to the Fruit Loop and around the neighborhood for about 30 miles. Later in the day, I was actually feeling a bit angsty for once and decided to take Rock out for a run. 2 miles. This would be our longest run together, but also I didn't want to go much further as it was close to 100 degrees out. I could tell he was ready to be done at around 2 miles--every time I stopped in the shade for him, he just plopped down on the grass. I gave him several laps of HEED from my bottle and then we were off, with little resistance from him. He is going to be great exercise partner, I can already tell.

Yes, I know, pretty boring stuff. As you can see, I'm on sabbatical, but if anyone out there needs someone to fill in I probably will say yes. If anything else comes in interesting on the PQ front, I'll post it for y'all. Until then, happy racing!

P.S. HART captured the Texas Cup Title once again! Great job, team!


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